NT Sudanese community protests

oct 07 abc

The Sudanese community has handed the Northern Territory's chief minister, Clare Martin, a letter protesting the reduction of African refugee's into Australia.

Holding placards which labelled the federal immigration minister Kevin Andrews as " Australia's version of Osama Bin Laden" and said "segregation doesn't make peace", the group of about 50 Sudanese immigrants took their anger to the streets of Darwin.

Leading the protesters was the the head of the Sudanese Australian Association of the Northern Territory, Kristopher Louis Morris.

"We are not the sort of people that Kevin Andrews the minister for immigration is brandishing us," he said.

"We are in fact integrating very well."

The rally stopped at the Department of Immigration office in Darwin to deliver a letter for Mr Andrews.

The group then chanted its way to the steps of Parliament House where the Chief Minister Clare Martin was handed the same letter.